June 19th, 2013
Last year, the World Domination Summit was an unreachable dream, and this year, I’m going, even though it’s in 2 weeks, I just can’t believe it happens!
The World Domination Summit, which is held in Portland, Oregon, USA, is a gathering of 3000 people called remarkable by the summit. They are either bloggers in all kind of topics, or artists, coaches, authors, service providers, etc.
It’s mastered by Chris Guillebeau, famous blogger, author and traveler. Among his famous books are The Art of Non-Conformity, or The $100 Startup. The word “Domination” can be misleading if you don’t know about it and Chris Guillebeau, it’s in the sense to take on the world, and show we can live an unconventional life.
I will never thank enough my friend Cat who gave me her ticket, yes, she gave it to me. That day, last April, I cried out of joy for such kindness and I now promise to her I will honor the gift.
My (new) business sites not being launched, and money being short on family budget (this will be a post on the personal side of this blog), it was really not sure I could pay for the flight ticket, but really this is an “investment” for my future, and just got paid by a customer, so here I go.
Beside the official talks (see the great schedule here, for example Darren Rowse, Pamela Slim, etc), a lot of meetings are happening, and I plan to make the most of them. For me who love to meet and connect with people, I just can’t wait! I will attend at least 2 book launch parties, one for the book “Suitcase Entrepreneur” from Natalie Sisson, and one for the book “The Declaration of You” from Michelle Ward and Jessica Swift. I will also attend a film debut screening, “Indie Kindred” from Jen Lee. I realise I love to connect with artists.
I’ll meet all my friends from the Scott Dinsmore’s LiveYourLegend community (a big meeting of almost 70 people from LiveYourLegend is planned), among them especially my good Australian friends Nazrin, Leah and Melanie from The Pursuit of Purpose, as well as Liz Seda from A Life on Your Terms, Susi Masarweh de Fifty-Two Changes… And so many others …
I will also meet people I’ve been online masterminding with, Zander, Dave and Toi, and many others, like my “instructors” or fellow members at Fizzle, Puttytribe, Connect With Anyone, Danny Iny‘s misc courses, etc… And of course, I’ll see again Chris Ducker, Meron Bareket and Julie, whom I met in London last May for a great mastermind day. There are many more, I would like to mention you all guys!
It’s something huge for me to be able to meet them all, really!
I have also the opportunity to take part in a world record attempt, see details here, but as of today, I’m still not sure I’ll do it.
I look forward to write the review of the summit, either here or on BlogInteraction, depending on launch day. Because after all, the most important is to share information, and I really want to make BlogInteraction to be that for the ones who cannot go to such events, and more generally for people who do not have access to all the resources, could be because of language or other reasons.
I have not been in the USA for 20 years now, and I’ll arrive on the 4th of July, fun.
If you want me to cover something specific on the summit, please tell me.
And you, to which summit did you go?